Feds Seek Up To 5 Years In Prison For Former Rep. Derrick SmithWhen former West Side state Rep. Derrick Smith was arrested in 2012 for accepting a $7,000 bribe, he swore to the FBI that he “did it for the people.” That’s the same reasoning federal prosecutors used Monday, asking that Smith receive a “a significant period of imprisonment” that “vindicates his constituents.”
Off-Duty Cop Catches Mail ThiefOfficer Damien Bolden was off-duty but still helped nab a mail thief.
White: Lawmakers Should Do 'Whatever They Can' To Kick Smith Out AgainIllinois Secretary of State Jesse White said Saturday he hopes state lawmakers find a way to oust Derrick Smith from the Illinois House again, after he was re-elected despite being ousted by his colleagues over his bribery indictment.
White, Quinn Make Final Push To Defeat Indicted Rep. SmithFormer state Rep. Derrick Smith has been indicted for taking a $7,000 cash bribe, and kicked out of the Illinois House, but he still has a good chance of winning back the seat in his West Side district on Tuesday.
Jesse White: 'Going To Do All We Can' To Defeat Smith's Bid To Regain SeatIllinois Secretary of State Jesse White says, if he knew then what he knows now, he would never have supported indicted former State Rep. Derrick Smith, and there would be no controversy about the fate of Smith's former House seat.
New Lawmaker Sworn In To Replace Derrick SmithThe Illinois House has a new member.
Dems Select Replacement For Ousted State LawmakerChicago policeman Eddie Winters will serve out Derrick Smith's term in the Illinois House.
State House Expels Rep. Derrick SmithThe Illinois House of Representatives has voted to expel state Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago).